Manuel Molina

A poet, singer, guitarist and most importantly,
one of the most respected and well-known
flamenco artists in Spain.

Manuel Molina

In 1972, he and his wife, Dolores Montoya Rodriguez (“Lole,” born in Sevilla, 1954) started a flamenco duo that achieved enormous success in Spain and the rest of the world. The couple was the first flamenco couple ever to target an audience not familiar with flamenco, and are precursors of “nuevo flamenco” (New Flamenco).

Their first album was produced in 1975, with a title representative of Spain’s social realities at the time: “Nuevo dia” (New Day). The duo, characterized by certain hippie influences, was interested in musical experimentation, mixing Arabian music with lyrics taht talked about peace, love and flowers.

After 1980, the couple started solo careers, and continued with concerts and new recordings. Lole and Manuel’s music has appeared in several films, as in “Flamenco,” from Carlos Saura, and “Kill Bill Vol. 2,” by Quentin Taratino, as well as Mangu’s own Being in The World and the short Manuel, a portrait

Manuel Molina died May 19th, 2015

 



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